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February 2020

February 1 - March 31
Various locations, Los Angeles, CA United States

African American Heritage Month

African American History Month Programs Our Authors Study Club celebrates the African American History Month with an opening ceremony at City Hall, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and awards luncheon, an oratorical contest, and several church and community events.

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - February 26 @ 10:00 pm
USC, Annenberg Auditorium, 3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
Free

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar ~ Film & Discussion

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a play on the Michigan State University fight song follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker’s father, legendary Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington (College Football Hall of Fame, Big Ten Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award, Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame, 50 Greatest Vikings Honoree) from the segregated South to MSU alongside highly decorated teammates Bubba Smith (Defensive Lineman), George Webster (Rover Back) and Clinton Jones (Running Back) as they become members of the first…

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$35

African American Festival

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures. Adults – $34.95, Seniors – $31.95, Children – $24.95, Children under three and Members are Free

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Central, Florence-Firestone and Watts, Los Angeles, CA 90011 United States
Free

CicLAvia South LA: South Central to Watts

Over 6 miles of Los Angeles Streets will be completely closed to vehicular traffic and filled with safe and exciting activities for all ages. Along the route, there will be numerous stops bustling with music, games, vendors, food, and much more. All forms of non-motorized transit are welcome; this includes pedestrians, scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs, skateboards, wagons, strollers, rollerblades, and more.   Download the Route map online.

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane CA 92374
Redlands, CA 92374
$10

Bernard Hoyes Presents “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change”

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes is pleased to present “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change,” an exhibition of large scale watercolor paintings that speaks to the ecological life of the Desert. The works evoke beauty and spirituality, ultimately observing the transformation of the land by climate change over the past ten years.

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Betye Saar: Call and Response

Betye Saar: Call and Response looks at the relationship between preliminary sketches in small sketchbooks, which Saar has made throughout her career, and finished works. In addition, the show will include approximately a dozen small travel sketchbooks with more finished drawings—relating to leitmotifs seen throughout Saar’s oeuvre—that she has made over a lifetime of journeys worldwide.   Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,  Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,  Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults…

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States

The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Recent portrait-like paintings by contemporary British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye are displayed adjacent to the historic Portrait Gallery at The Huntington. The installation of five of Yiadom-Boakye’s studies of fictional characters create a dialogue with The Huntington’s collection of highly formal 18th-century British portraits. Drawn from the world of found images and imagination, Yiadom-Boakye’s figures seem familiar but also mysterious.   Mondays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Except Tuesdays) $25 weekdays / $29 weekends

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

LA #Unshuttered

LA #Unshuttered showcases the photography of young artists advocating for social justice. Featured are works by ten Los Angeles-based, high-school students who have been learning about, engaging in, and working for causes greater than themselves.   Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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RAVE Cinemas 15 and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States

Pan African Film and Arts Festival

America’s largest black film festival showcasing over 150 new films from Africa, the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, South America, and Canada. This event also features 100 Black fine artists and craftspeople, poetry, fashion shows, free forums, and panel discussions. Check online for films, times and ticket prices.

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
$10 – $25

Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone

Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,  Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,  Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    

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